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Starting Cattle

Healthy cattle gain more from the start — and every day after that. Whether you’re a stocker, backgrounder, nutritionist or feedyard manager, our cattle feed additives can help your cattle stay healthier and perform better from the moment they arrive.

Medicated feed additives from Zoetis help you control or treat gain-robbing illnesses like coccidiosis and bovine respiratory disease while increasing feed intake, efficiency and average daily gain.

JUST APPROVED: Using BOVATEC® and AUREO S 700® in combination

Updated Blue Bird labels for BOVATEC and AUREO S 700 offer new flexibility in starter and grower feed rations.

  • Feeding BOVATEC and AUREO S 700 in combination is now available.
  • Review the new Blue Bird labels for full details.
  • See more product details below.

Gain pounds more effectively with BOVATEC®

Choose the ionophore feed additive that delivers more performance:

  • Increases feed intake without compromising feed efficiency1-4
  • Simplifies your starter rations because it does not require a step-up program
  • Controls coccidiosis
  • Can be fed in combination with AUREOMYCIN® and AUREO S 700, giving you more flexibility for disease treatment or control. When BOVATEC is fed in combination with AUREOMYCIN or AUREO S 700, a veterinary feed directive is required.
Details for BOVATEC

Defend against weight loss in the presence of respiratory disease with AUREO S 700®

Maintain weight gain, in the presence of respiratory disease such as shipping fever.

  • Protects newly weaned, stressed or incoming cattle
  • Streamlines antimicrobial administration with convenient in-feed delivery

Caution: Federal law restricts medicated feed containing this veterinary feed directive (VFD) drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

Details for AUREO S 700

Prevent coccidiosis in cattle with DECCOX®

Don’t let this common but costly disease put your cattle at risk. DECCOX is a nonantibiotic feed additive that prevents coccidiosis in cattle that often have compromised immune systems.

  • Protects against coccidiosis caused by Eimeria bovis and E. zuernii
  • Reduces treatment costs and performance losses associated with clinical outbreaks5
  • Can be fed in rations containing monensin sodium
Details for DECCOX

Treat or control health threats with AUREOMYCIN®

Control and treat with the convenience of in-feed delivery.

  • Controls and treats bacterial pneumonia in cattle caused by Pasteurella multocida organisms susceptible to chlortetracycline
  • Treats bacterial enteritis in cattle caused by Escherichia coli

Caution: Federal law restricts medicated feed containing this veterinary feed directive (VFD) drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

Details for AUREOMYCIN

Suppress estrus in feedyard heifers with MGA®

Choose MGA to suppress estrus (heat).

  • Improves feed efficiency and increases weight gain
  • Reduced riding-related injuries and dark cutters, as demonstrated by studies6
  • Increased percentage of heifers grading Choice and Prime, based on study results6,7
Details for MGA

Do not use AUREOMYCIN in calves to be processed for veal.

Withdraw AUREO S 700 seven (7) days prior to slaughter. Do not use in calves to be processed for veal.

Do not use BOVATEC in calves to be processed for veal. Do not allow horses or other equines access to feeds containing lasalocid, as ingestion may be fatal. Feeding undiluted or mixing errors resulting in excessive concentrations of lasalocid could be fatal to cattle and sheep.

Do not use DECCOX in cows producing milk for human consumption.


Starting Cattle Healthy

Ionophore Video

Make the Most of Your Ionophore

Practical Tips

Coccidiosis White Paper

Managing Feed Intake White Paper



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